Greetings from Rhodes! Our message today centers on the spirit of volunteering to serve others in the Rhodes community in a general sense and saluting the class reporters in particular.
We are blessed to have members of the alumni ranks step forward to serve in leadership roles to organize class reunion events, recruit bright young prospective students, support development activity and maintain communications with members of their classes.
The college has been fortunate to have good-hearted alumni serve as reporters for their classes. Their contributions in soliciting, receiving and sending information about their classmates mean much to members of the Rhodes community. Illustrating this point most dramatically is a recent survey of RHODES magazine readers through which we learned that Class Notes is almost universally identified as a “favorite feature” of the magazine. For a moment, think about how you read the print edition of RHODES magazine ... even if you don’t go first to Class Notes, you probably get there pretty quickly in looking for news about friends from your class followed by those of classes close to yours.
To the class reporters of present and past, we are grateful. Your work is appreciated by those of us on the faculty and staff and by your classmates. Thank you.
With the implementation of the Online Community last June, we are seeing an increasing number of alumni post their own “class notes” on the Web page. Even with this technology available to us, however, the Class Notes section of RHODES magazine continues to be important to all of us.
Beyond thanking class reporters for serving, we invite others to step forward and take a turn at it. Please see the following section of the magazine and search under your class year. If no one’s name is listed as a reporter, we have a vacancy for your class. We need volunteers for those classes. Please consider serving.
It is our hope that this finds each one of you doing well. Please continue to stay in contact and visit us at the Harris Alumni Lodge when your schedule and travel plans permit. We realize that we are fortunate indeed to be at a place where alumni members of the Rhodes community have such loyalty and affection for their alma mater.
All best wishes from your Alumni Relations Staff,
Stephanie Chockley ’95, Assistant Director
Tracy Comer, Administrative Assistant
Bud Richey, Director